WARNING: This article contains full spoilers for Black Widow.
The final moments of Black Widow were a little emotional. Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) jetted off to find Captain America (Chris Evans) and save her fellow Avengers, bridging the gap between Civil War and the events of Avengers Infinity War – but that was the final adventure the hero ever went on. Fast-forward to the post-credits scene of Black Widow – which takes place long after Avengers Endgame – and Yelena (Pugh) was shown visiting Natasha’s grave.
The headstone – which read Daughter, Sister, Avenger – soon became a little crowded when Yelena was joined by her new employer, Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus).
Valentina started speaking about business and revealed that Yelena’s next target would be Hawkeye / Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner).
This bombshell essentially teases the plot of the Disney Plus TV show Hawkeye.
Yelena actor Pugh recently spoke out about this dramatic ending, first saying she “didn’t know” she was going to be involved in a post-credits scene.
She went on to confirm: “[Yelena] is going to continue what she’s good at, and despite her sister not being there, she’s back working.”
Pugh continued: “If you look at her costume, and you look at the way that she’s dressed herself, it shows someone that’s flourishing.
“So to me, it was just really wonderful to kind of jump ahead and see she has been surviving.”
However, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s newest addition added: “But, of course, it sets up a whole different challenge – which is Natasha’s fighting partner [Hawkeye].”
The upcoming Disney series will presumably pit Yelena up against Hawkeye over the death of Natasha.
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Pugh also spoke about filming the post-credits scene – which came as quite a shock to her.
She recalled: “I was doing scenes again with Scarlett, and being strapped to her on various machines, and us giggling again
“And then the following week, I was at her grave! It was quite shocking to fast-forward that quickly.
“But wonderful to have only seen Scarlett the week previous. I think it would have been sadder if it had been many, many months later.”
Black Widow has already been deemed a huge success by Disney.
The Marvel film reportedly took home a staggering $158 million over the first weekend globally.
This is great news for Yelena, who will most likely continue her time on the big screen.
Black Widow is in cinemas now and available on Disney Plus with Premier Access.